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Employment Specialist

Company: Northwest Center
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking to make a difference in your community? Employment Specialists support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to attain or maintain employment. You will be helping to place people in jobs that match their skills and providing support at each step along their career paths. This community-based role is a fantastic, hybrid-remote opportunity if you are looking to enter a Social Services or Human Services career.As a direct service professional, you will be meeting clients in their homes and places of work and performing outreach and advocacy throughout your community. This unique industry allows you to truly make a difference while building connections and creating local opportunities. Consider joining us at Northwest Center if youre passionate, self-motivated, and team-oriented with a background in sales, social service, or education experience.

Location:East side of King County
(Bellevue, Redmond, Mercer Island)

Schedule:Full-Time, M-F, 8 am - 4:30 pm

Starting Wage Range:$21 - $22.75 per hour - Full Wage Range: $21 - $28 per hour What we can offer:

  • Competitive and affordable Medical (including hearing & hardware coverage!), Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life insurance
  • 17 Accrued Paid Time Off Days Annually
  • 7 Paid Holidays + 2.5 Days of Floating Holiday; 5 Floating Holiday days annually after one year
  • Retirement 401(K) with a company match
  • Physical Wellness Reimbursement Program - $25 per month
  • Student Loan Contribution Program - $50 per month
  • Highly skilled, dedicated, and collaborative team
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Northwest Center is proud to offer its staff an Income Protection Benefit to those potentially affected by COVID-19 Check out the entire list of benefits Northwest Center has to offer here:http://www.nwcbenefits.com Basic Expectations of your role:

    • Providing one-on-one career coaching and retention services for adults with disabilities
    • Empowering people with disabilities to reach their full potential
    • Building skills and confidence of clients to find employment through resume creation, interview preparation, on-site job training, benefits planning, person-centered planning, assessments services, etc.
    • Engaging with community partners to connect clients with support services
    • Building relationships with local companies to create job opportunities
    • Plus a multitude of other industry-specific support services

      Requirements:
      • 1 + years of experience working in a disability-focused human services field with hands-on experience working with individuals with disabilities
      • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
      • Valid Driver's license and personal mode of transportation
      • A flexible schedule to support clients when they work which may include occasional weekends and holidays Northwest Center is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact us atjobs@nwcenter.org. At Northwest Center, we do not just accept diversity and inclusion we celebrate it, support it, live it, and flourish in it to benefit our employees, the community, and our clientele. We believe that our strength lies within our diversity and the forward motion toward a day when people of all abilities can learn and work together. We believe that curiosity and critical thinking are essential to the dialogue and improving decision-making, planning, resource allocation, and how we treat others. Our goal is to create and implement more equitable practices, policies, and culture.To be equitable means to value and respect individuals from all cultural backgrounds, genders, races, identities, and abilities.Northwest Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, including disability and veterans status.

        IND 456 PI201217992

Keywords: Northwest Center, Bellevue , Employment Specialist, Human Resources , Bellevue, Washington

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